Following a dozen years on the job, Dave retired as the Sports Director at NTV in the fall of 2021 and assumed a new role as the Co-Anchor of the nightly newscasts. Having moved to Nebraska in the fall of 2009, he can now say he’s called Kearney home longer than any other city.
For the previous 12 years, Dave was searching high and low for sports stories in central and western Nebraska. He won several awards over the years and was the first to report on a variety of stories; whether it be UNK dropping three sports or the Huskers not wanting to play in a bowl game. One of the top moments for Dave was being live at 10 p.m. on the ice of the Viaero Center after the Tri-City Storm won the 2016 Clark Cup Championship. His favorite stories, though, were the ones when he got to interact with the people who were making a difference in the area.
A college graduate of UNLV, Dave started his broadcasting career with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL, better known as the "Double-A" of the NHL. He served as an in-game host and statistician for two dominant regular seasons, only to see the guys bounced too early from the Kelly Cup playoffs. He then advanced down the street to assist the Sports Department at KTNV Action News. This is where he developed an interest as a local sports anchor and reporter. Dave then progressed to become the main sports anchor at KTWO in Casper, Wyo. before moving to the Cornhusker State.
On a more personal note, Dave's father completed a suicide when Dave was 10 years old. He helped create a non-profit organization known as the Central Nebraska LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) team in the Kearney area. The organization has been around since 2014, and he hosts a volleyball LOSS Scramble in August every year. Dave takes great pride in helping spur the creation and sustainability for a group of volunteers helping those affected when they lose a loved one to suicide.